Free virtual event in honor of National Nurse Practitioner Week Nov. 12-18
National Nurse Practitioner Week is Nov. 12-18, and Frontier Nursing University (FNU) is celebrating by hosting a virtual event called Empower 2023. Those interested in participating are asked to register at Frontier.edu/NPWeek. Empower 2023 is presented by Southern Cross Insurance Solutions.
“We are excited to offer educational and engaging sessions to celebrate nurse practitioners and their contributions during National Nurse Practitioner Week,” said FNU President Dr. Susan Stone. “The more than 355,000 licensed NPs nationwide go the extra mile every day to provide quality, equitable patient care.”
FNU’s virtual event will offer five sessions presented by FNU faculty, alumni and other nurse practitioners on the latest practices and topics influencing nurse practitioner care and includes two free continuing education (CE) opportunities:
Monday, Nov. 13
This continuing education session will be presented by Dr. Thomas George, DNP, CRNP, FNP-C, NASM-CPT/WLS.
The prevalence of obesity has increased to pandemic proportions, and more healthcare providers are needed to combat this complex, progressive, chronic, and relapsing disease. Obesity is associated with or increases the risk of over 230 conditions, including hypertension, diabetes, stroke, cancer, heart disease, and more. New pharmacological agents are proving to be game changers in the evidence-based treatment of obesity and even more effective molecules are in the pipeline. This course will provide the “basics” for improving the evidence-based treatment of obesity.
This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hour(s) of continuing education (which includes 1 hour(s) of pharmacology) by Frontier Nursing University. The content will be available beginning 11/13/2023 until 11/13/2024.
This live session will be presented by Dr. Danielle McCamey, DNP, CRNP, ACNP-BC, FCCP.
DNP prepared leadership can make a significant impact that creates sustainable progressive change. Participants will discuss leadership and wellness, explore how to lead change, and discuss how to create a dynamic and successful organization
Tuesday, Nov. 14
This is a recorded panel discussion with Dr. April Phillips, DNP, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC; Dr. Joanne Keefe DNP, MPH, FNP-C, CNE; and Susan Schafer, ARNP. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Audra Cave, DNP, FNP-BC.
The preparation of advanced practice nurses with a focus on rural health has been part of Frontier Nursing University’s mission for many years. The delivery of rural health care can have challenges not seen in urban health care. This session presents advanced practice nurses who will discuss their experiences in rural health care and offer guidance for practice.
Wednesday, Nov. 15
This is a recorded panel discussion with Donna Brunson, PMHNP; Dr. Charles Davis, PhD, MSN, FNP-C, RN; Dr. Torica T. Fuller, DNP, MSN, FNP-BC, FNP-C, WHNP-BC, CDP, CGRN, CPN, NRCME; and Kaitlyn Rychlowski, MSN, APNP, PMHNP-BC, PMH-C. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Joanne Keefe, DNP, MPH, FNP-c, CNE.
Obtaining a professional dream takes vision, resilience and tenacity. This panel of nurse practitioners pursued advanced nursing education to reach their career goals and have a greater impact on the health of their communities. From various backgrounds and specialties, these nurse practitioners will inspire as they share why they answered the call and what it takes to get there.
Thursday, Nov. 16
This live continuing education session is sponsored by Sigma Theta Tau and presented by Joyce M. Knestrick, PhD, CRNP, FAANP, FAAN.
As healthcare continues to change, nurse practitioners are well suited to be the “movers and shakers” to impact policy and health reforms. As nurse leaders, NPs bring experiences to improve social determinants of health and are often the voice of the diverse patients they serve. The removal of barriers to practice in federal and state legislation and local health systems are only part of the breaking down barriers. Readiness to meet the challenges comes after reflection on personal self and the profession.
This education activity is pending approval by Frontier Nursing University of up to 1.0 hours of accredited education.
National Nurse Practitioner Week is celebrated annually in recognition of nurse practitioners nationwide, building awareness of their vital role in patient care.
Frontier Nursing University has more than 80 years of experience in delivering graduate nursing and midwifery programs. This is the eighth consecutive year FNU has hosted a virtual event in support of National Nurse Practitioner Week.